There are literally tons of different start menu enhancements available, some of them free and some of them not.. but in the end, there's usually too much stuff crammed in the Start Menu to make it fast and effective.
For Windows 8 users, the lack of the Start Menu is one of the biggest annoyances and complaints we've heard. Handy Start Menu acts as both a Start Menu replacement for previous Windows versions and also as a addition for Windows 8 users. For Windows 7 and below users, you can also toggle back and forth between the official Start Menu and Handy Start Menu.
The program is absolutely free and does not require any fancy configuration to get it up and running. The desktop icon will lead you to an About page and three different setting: Enable/Disable it, Adjust categories or offer feedback to the developer. Obviously, the first two are the most used.
One thing that is different about Handy Start Menu is the fact that when you open up a shortcut from its interface, the menu will remain open; useful if you're looking for something yet not sure if it's the right document -- allowing you to go back quickly and continue searching.
Handy Start Menu is an excellent application and we highly recommend it to Windows 8 users without a second thought. If you run Windows 7 and find your menu too cluttered, then it's also useful there.Handy Start Menu features and highlights:
Handy Start Menu is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from desktop enhancement software without restrictions. Handy Start Menu 1.82 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this menu changer starter software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of Handy Start Menu may be available from ChemTable Software.
We have tested Handy Start Menu 1.82 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]